Black Caps to host England in T20 at Saxton Oval

Nelson will host the English cricket team for the first time this year.

The Black Caps will play a T20 game against England on November 5 at Saxton Oval.

New Zealand Cricket CEO David White said he was "thrilled" at the selection.

Saxton Oval continues to be one of the country's favourite boutique cricket grounds. We're thrilled to see international cricket returning this summer - players and fans alike love everything about the place."

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese said she was "very happy" that Nelson had been chosen to host the match.

"Following on from the success of the All Blacks test last year, and our excellent track record of hosting cricket internationals, it is wonderful news that we will be welcoming the England T20 cricket team to Nelson Whakatu."

She said Saxton Oval had earned a reputation as a "top cricketing venue".

"Teams truly enjoy playing here and locals and visitors alike love attending the matches.

"This will be a wonderful reason for visitors to come and experience our extraordinary region, with the added bonus of being able to see some of the world's best cricket players in action."

 - Stuff

SKARA BOHNY

Last updated 11:59, Jun 07 2019